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an arizona man is back in jail. why prosecutors are preparing murder trials. a live report from washington with what's at stake in this offyear election. facebook has an age restriction. it's not keeping young kids out. how old is old enough? we'll share your views. on a tuesday, hln "news and views." welcome. i'm chuck roberts. charges are expected to be upgraded against a dad accused of running over his daughter because he thought she was too
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westernized. she died yesterday. she's been in a hospital since being run over two weeks ago. police say the father was upset because she was living with her boyfriend and didn't live by traditional muslim values. before his hearing, a prosecutor called him a flight risk. >> the defendant tries to hide behind moral conditions but he also fled so the state has serious concerns that he would flea in he was released and he does have resources and others who would be willing to help him. he got as far as england. he clearly was able to get pretty far away from the jurisdiction in an attempt to escape responsibility for his actions. >> the boyfriend's mother was also struck by the car. family members said she is in serious but stable condition. a 25-year-old pregnant mother in pensacola, florida, is missing. she went to see her unborn baby
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father on thursday and hasn't been seen next. watkins relatives are desperate and distraught. >> if anybody saw her, please come forward. >> reporter: pensacola police aren't commenting on any suspects or persons of interest but if you know something that might help them, the police number pensacola in florida is 850-435-1900. searchers combing north dakota range land for three missing college students have found no trace of the women. the only lead for police so far is a friend who got two calls from one of the women sunday night. both calls mentioned water and said they need help. the women all play softball for dickenson state. they are believed to be in a jeep cherokee with california plates.
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a boy was found in a dryer at a neighbor's house. police say he drown. they say that he knew the 14-year-old boy accused of killing him and voluntarily went to his fresno, california, home. the child was killed within an hour and stuffed in a dryer. alex's mother says she's struggling with the fact that happened so close to home. >> my son was here and he would play here and i knew he was close by. we were trying to find out that he was only feet away from us. >> it appears the teen suspect acted alone but they're interviewing his family. prosecutors are decide whether to try the teen as an adult. >> new security measures in place at a california high school where police say a 15-year-old girl was gang raped last month. the district put up automated lights in the area where the attack allegedly occurred. today they are taking bids for security cameras.
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the student assured people at a rally that the school is safe. church leaders called for 100 volunteers to help. >> we believe that if we had a presence on campus during the lunch hour and in the classroom that it would help curb some of the negative behavior. >> what i would say to parents is that i have two daughters myself. i would have my daughters going to richmond high. >> police have now made a seventh arrest in connection with the case and more may come soon. the latest suspect is a 21-year-old man arrested this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if convicted. support is pouring in for the victim. another rally is set for this afternoon and richmond, california, police say people from around the world are sending donations even teddy bears because the girl collects them. almost a million people are having to find a new way around philadelphia today. no buses, subways, trolleys in the city of brotherly love. the largest transit union went on strike at midnight. talks broke down over pay,
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pensions and work rules. transit officials say their offer was competitive. new jersey and virginia are choosing governors today in a special congressional election in new york has attracted a lot of outside attention to break it all down for us, we're joined by paul steinhauser in washington, deputy political director for our sister network, cnn. it's safe to say the republican party is splintered and nowhere is that more evidence than the new york 23rd congressional district well upstate. how much of a role did sarah palin in this? >> let's look at this district. three candidates in this race. district along the canadian border. there was an open seat. that's why we have an off-year election. republicans nominated dede scozzafava. that upset those on the right. they put their own person there. doug hoffman. that split on the right would allow bill owens, the democrat to win a district democrats
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haven't won in more than 100 years. all of the action from t.e.a. party and sarah palin went to hoffman. the republican dropped out and endorsed a democrat. this is a real good battle between for the heart and soul of the republican party. >> hoffman has a slight lead? >> slight lead in the polls but one in five voters still undecided. >> let's talk about a national referendum in these off-year elections ever decide that in new jersey for example. the governor's race between corzine and chris christi. >> new jersey is a great case for incumbents next year. beware. a democratic governor in a democratic state. corzine is fighting for his political life right now. he's tied if you believe the polls with chris christie. and daggett has taken some of the vote away. it's tough to be the unbum want right now with the national climate the way it is there's specific problems in jersey.
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very high tax rates there for people in that state. >> what about virginia and the race there? the republican is well in front. does this have any implications nationally or is this a factor of the obama surge from last year that can't be replicated now? >> virginia like new jersey will be decided by state issues and candidates themselves but republicans in that state are trying to nationalize the election in the way that mcdonnell tied to unpopular policies coming out of the obama white house and as you mentioned, a lot of first-time and new voters and young ethnic voters helped barack obama win in virginia but this is an off-year and you don't have excitement on the left like did you last year. >> turnout is light in atlanta. and houston as well. >> you have a lot of interesting mayoral contests across the country. let's start in new york city where michael bloomberg, the
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two-term mayor fighting for a third term. as you mentioned, down in your way, city council woman mary norwood is hoping to become the first white candidate to win an atlanta mayoral contest in 40 years. boston, the man there, hoping to win an unprecedented fifth term as mayor and houston another interesting race. >> before we go, the main gay marriage vote, how is that expected to turn out? >> gay marriage legalized six months ago. voters will decide whether to keep that or strike it down like they did in california. >> we covered a lot of ground. thanks. appreciate it. nicholas cage, the oscar winner, flat broke. how deep in debt he reportedly is.
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researchers say more kids are ignoring age requirements on
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facebook and myspace. both websites require that you have to be 13 but it's ineffective. some kids pretend to be older when she sign up. 38% of kids 12 to 14, 38%, have online profiles. some experts say too much exposure at that young an age could lead to internet addiction brain damage even. others point out there's no solid research to back that up. it's our your views question of the day. what do you think? what about kids? young kids being on social networking sites mostly positive, mostly negative. jack is on the line. >> caller: i think it's like any other piece of technology. it depends on what you use it for. it's not bad or good. even at that age. i graduated from high school in 2003. in the late '90s and early 2000, this was getting off the ground. my generation was first into it. we were exposed to it at that age and i can't think of anybody
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who i came up with who really had any negative effects of it and because we get into it at that age and are used to using it, now at my age in my early 20s, all of my friends are scattered at colleges around the country, some in the military around the world, and now we get ahold of each other in an instance because of it. >> you were the pioneers really. melinda, you know how the sites can be dangerous, right? >> caller: i would have to differ from jack's point of view about the site. i think it's very inappropriate for children to be using myspace especially for the parents to allow them to use it. speaking as a victim of online predators myself, it's not appropriate. it's too easy. free online shopping for predators. >> did you put out too much information about who you are and where you were? is that what the problem was?
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>> caller: yes. and as a young teenager i wanted friends and it just didn't end well in most situations. >> i guess a lot of people think it's not a good idea to make a friend with your laptop opposed to going up and having friends face to face. thanks. appreciate it. we have comments on my facebook page. search chuck roberts hln. jackie writes --
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michelle writes -- >> great comments, everybody. what do you think? should young kids be on facebook? what are upsides and downside of social networking? call us 877-835-5456, e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. >> it's been 2 1/2 years since british toddler madeleine mccann vanished. new videos out showing what she might look like now.
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the chancellor of germany angela merkel addressed congress today a few days shy of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. she pushed for a deal to combat global warming saying we have no time to lose. earlier merkel met with president obama at the white house. >> i should just note that germany has been an extraordinarily strong ally on a whole host of international issues. we appreciate the sacrifices of german soldiers in afghanistan and our common work there to bring peace and stability to afghanistan and to create the environment in which the afghan people themselves can provide for their own security. >> today's speech was the first by a german chancellor before congress in more than 50 years. a new video is out showing what british toddler madeleine mccann may look like 2 1/2 years
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after she disappeared in fo portugal. british police released this photo today or actually a video. there you go. there's the image change. it shows how she might look now. one shows her as a blonde. another as a brunette with something of a tan. madeleine's dad hopes the video will inspire someone that knows what happened to his daughter to come forward. lawyers for the d.c. area sm snit sniper attack plan to appeal to the supreme court. he killed ten people in 2002. attorneys for muhammad plan to file the appeal today. malvo is serving life in prison. lawmakers want to be ban pilots from using laptop computers in cockpits. the chairman of the senate
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aviati aviation committee says a bill would be spintroduced in a week. one dose of the h1n1 vaccine can protect almost all pregnant women from the flu. one dose. federal health officials hope the announcement will reassure expect a expectant mothers. they said there was an immune response to just one dose. if you're flying to see your family for the holidays, get online and book that flight before the fees go up. they are expected to go higher. airlines are loading on another round of surcharges. the major carriers just doubled the surcharge for traveling on the busy days around thanksgiving and christmas. now you can pay 40 bucks round trip on top of the base fare. they want to make as much as they can in the days people are flying to make up for all of the empty seats on other days. our money expert clark
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howard serves in the georgia national guard and this weekend you'll see him serving the troops. clark and robin meade of hln's "morning express" teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> clark, what is the best way to invest in gold? >> other than turning in your wife's jewelry and stuff like that. >> first, any of those ads you see on tv from all of these people to buy your jewelry and all that, run away. second, buying gold is tough because when you buy actual gold, you have to pay a commission to buy it. you have to pay a commission to sell it. and then let's say you put real money into gold. let's say you take all of your savings and put it into gold. gold is something people want to steal. so then you have to pay to lock it up. so then anything i like about buying actual gold but there's a trick way to buy it that's easy
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and cheap if gold is what you want to have. you can buy ownership in gold like you buy a stock and it's called an etf. an exchange traded fund which sounds ompl kate e complicated s not. you pay a company to buy gold for you. they store it for you in a vault. and then when you choose to sell it, you can sell it right away at whatever market price is. it's really, are really easy to do and it saves you a fortune. you have the same thing owning gold. >> a lot of interest in this series. don't miss operation clark smart this weekend 6:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln. would you pay a tax on your text messages as one of the things people in california are voting on today. voters will decide on expanding utility tax to include text messages, private phone
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networks, pagers, voice over internet services. the city filed for bankruptcy last year. dozens of cities in the state are using similar measures to raise money. nick cage is flat broke. he's unloading a home to make ends meet.
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charges expected to be upgraded against a father accused of running over his own daughter because he thought she was too westernized. the iraqi woman died yesterday. she had been in the hospital since being run over two weeks ago. family members say the father was upset that his daughter was living with her boyfriend and didn't live by traditional muslim values. during a hearing before his daughter's death, a prosecutor called him a flight risk. >> this defendant hopped two countries in an attempt to escape and we believe his family has given him assistance in his escape. by his own admission this was an intentional act and the reason
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was that his daughter had brought shame upon him and his family and we can't be naive and ignore that there's a cultural aspect to this and there may be people that would support him including his family but also others who share his beliefs. this was an attempt at an honor killing. >> the boyfriend's mother was also struck by the car. family members say she's in serious but stable condition. a 25-year-old pregnant mother is missing in pensacola, florida. watkins went to see her unborn baby's father on thursday and hasn't been seen since. he's married and one of his old neighbors said he was in a hurry to move out of his apartment over the weekend. watkins' relatives are desperate and distraught. >> if anybody knows anything or saw her, i hope they come forward. >> pens coacola police aren't commenting. if you know anything that can
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help them 850-395-1400. calls mention water and said they need help from three softball players. they are believed to be in a jeep cherokee. we have a cause of death of the 4-year-old boy whose body was found in a dryer at a neighbor's house. investigators say he drown. he knew the 14-year-old boy accused of killing him and voluntarily went to his home. the child was probably killed within an hour and stuffed into a dryer. alex's mother says she's struggling with the fact that this happened so close to home. >> i knew my son would not leave the area. he would play right here.
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i knew he was close by. to find out that he was just only feet away from us. >> investigators say the teen suspect appeared to have acted alone but are interviewing his family. new security measures are in place at a california high school where police say a 15-year-old girl was gang raped last month. the district has put up automated lights in the area where it says the attack happened. and today it's taking bids for security cameras. the superintendent assured people at a rally yesterday that the school is safe. church leaders called for 100 volunteers to help. >> we believe that if we can have a presence on campus during the lunch hour and in the classroom, that will help curb some of the negative behavior. >> i would say to parents that i have two daughters myself and i would have my daughters going to richmond high. >> reporter: police have now made a seventh arrest in connection with the case and more may come soon. the latest suspect is a
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21-year-old man raefrted this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if convicted. support is pouring in for the victim. another rally is scheduled this afternoon at richmond and police say people from around the country are sending donations even teddy bears because the girl collects them. almost a million people are having to find a new way around philadelphia today. the largest transit union went on strike overnight after the world series game. that means no buses, subways or trolleys in the city and some suburbs. talks broke down over pensions and work rules. transit officials say their offer was competitive. from new york to california it's election day again. voters are picking governors, members of congress and the results could be an indicator of the public mood one year after the election of president barack obama. jon corzine is having trouble hanging on to his job. latest poll shows the democratic incumbent neck and neck with former u.s. attorney chris
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christie. the independent candidate chris daggett drawing support. president obama's campaigned with corzine as recently as sunday. sarah palin has recorded an endorsement of christie used in automated phone calls. the most dramatic race may be for that congressional open seat in upstate new york. a third party conservative candidate doug hoffman has a chance to win because the gop nominee abruptly quit the race last weekend. the gop candidate endorsed her democratic opponent, bill owens. it will fill a seat that's been in republican hands for a century. we're getting a lot of submissions from i-reporters on these hotly contested races. the virginia governor's race could have national
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implications. william bernstein sent us in from virginia beach. he says he hasn't seen a huge turnout at the polls yet. >> people across virginia are going out to vote for who sthey want to be a next governor. it's not just governor they're voting for in virginia but also for lieutenant governor and several city and area councilman. you can see bob there. and this is up the road in virginia beach, virginia. anyone that lives in the fairfield area, this is where you vote. you can see it was early this morning but nothing like the election. what's the hot race where you are? will you stand in line to vote? have you voted? what's it look like at the polls? you can send us i-reports. whatever you got. ireport.com is the address. you'll get the instruction on
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how to submit your stories on this election day. >> how popular is the michael jackson documentary "this is it?" it's getting an extended run already. we'll look at the box office receipts so far.
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researchers say more kids are ignoring age requirements on popular websites like facebook and myspace. both websites require users to be at least 13 but some kids pretend to be older when they sign up. 38% of kids 12 to 14 now have online profiles on these social networking sites. some experts say too much exposure at that young age could lead to internet addiction and even brain damage but others point out there's no solid research to back that up.
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when it comes to hip-hop, old school is run dmc and l.l. cool jay. one college offers the nation's first degree on hip-hop. >> i can tell you that i think i need to go to this class actually. there's a lot about it i don't know. it is the first university to actually have a degree in this. we're talking about mcnally smith college. it's smith college of music in minnesota. it's the first accredited degree in hip-hop that started about two months ago. now, it may be unconventional but the school's president said this is very important art form that isn't going away. we can study its impact on people's lives and on society. you can compare it to a study on jazz and the semester course has 16 students. they're study be rap history,
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composition and music and the music industry. one student said he actually dropped out of community college but this program actually lured him back to school. now he has aspirations of becoming a drummer and some of the instructors are actually hip-hop artists and deejays and if someone has a keen interest in this, this would be the perfect place to go. you get a degree in it. >> i bet there's a waiting list to get in. are you kidding? not too many cowboys raised out of the inner city. there's a 25-acre ranch in queens that's changing this. >> this story is a great read. it it tells a great story. this ranch is in queens. right on the corner of a busy highway but it is a place that will likely change many lives. this takes kids out of some very dangerous areas where they see a lot of drug deals and a lot of shootings and they come to this ranch and they learn about
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horsemanship and about the old west and forgotten black west. it's run by the federation of black cowboys and it is truly a sanctuary for many of these kids from housing projects in brooklyn and queens and they even say that they would probably be members of a gang or robbing people if they didn't have this ranch to go to and the federation's president says all they see is violence and they come here and they don't have to worry about getting shot. the kids learn about black cowboy history and by the way, they can't ride until they actually learn how to care for horses, groom them and shovel after them if you know what i mean. >> an internationally known deejay. >> i clean. i groom her. comb her hair. maybe sometimes i get grass and then i'll come from back there and go sit up on a hill with
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jesse lee and a few other cowboys which are like my parents away from home. >> it's a great story. if you want to read more about it, go to cnn.com/us. these guys have great names that run this. the president is president stencil. great cowboy names. >> you need jack palace. what was he called? >> curly. >> they all have great names. >> thank you. all right. in our what matters partnership, richelle carey sat down with five male leaders in the african-american community and requested if they think life has changed for black men since the election of barack obama. marcus murray, executive director of project brotherhood, an organization that offers health and social services believes there's a health crisis in this country. >> black men in general are in a crisis. it must be a collective resource
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of everybody in this country to help elevate black men and get us back to being human beings and treated like human beings. >> don't miss the rest of richelle's interview. it's today at 4:00 eastern here on hln. >> forget baggage claim. how thousands of pieces of luggage ended up at a home in the arizona desert.
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german chancellor angela merkel addressed congress today a few days shy of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. earlier she met with president obama at the white house. >> i should just note that germany has been an extraordinarily strong ally on a whole host of international issues. we appreciate the sacrifices of german soldiers in afghanistan and our common work there to bring peace and stability to afghanistan and to create the environment in which the afghan people themselves can provide for their own security. >> today's speech was the first
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by a german chancellor to congress in more than 50 years. a new video out showing what maddie mccann may look like two years after she disappeared. she disappeared from portugal in may 2007 before her fourth birthday. british police released video today. images, a couple of them, of how mad lieleine might have changed. her father hopes the video will inspire someone who knows what happened to his daughter to come forward. lawyers for the d.c. area sniper mastermind are planning to appeal to the supreme court to spare his life. john allen muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection next week. he and his teenage accomplice killed ten people in 2002. attorneys plan to file the appeal today malvo is serving life in prison. if you ever lost your
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luggage just hope it wasn't in phoenix. more than 1,000 pieces of luggage have been found in a home outside of the city. police said the couple that lived there stole it all from sky harbor international. passengers there. the pair is now under arrest. lawmakers want to ban pilots from using laptop computers in cockpits. a flight overshot minneapolis by 150 miles and pilots claimed they used their laptops in the cockpit at the time. the chairman of the aviation subcommittee says the bill could be introduced in a week. one dose of the h1n1 vaccine can protect almost all pregnant women from the flu. federal health officials hope the announcement will reassure expectant mothers. 92% of pregnant women in trial studies had a robust immune response to a single vaccine dose and no side effects reported. kids 9 and younger will need two
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doses. will you pay a tax on text messages? it's one thing voters in california are voting on today. utility tax will include text messages, pagers and voice over internet services. the city filed for bankruptcy last year. dozens of california cities are using similar measures creative measures to raise money. commercials that offer up a free credit report is not so free after all. the federal trade commission created a spoof of the ads to warn of companies that offer a free credit report. you'll be lured into a monthly fee. the government requires all three major credit bureaus to give you a free report once a year. go to the address, annualcreditreport.com. checking your report more than every few months really isn't necessary. in fact, one expert calls it parano paranoia. attacks on the president's policies are getting a harsh look.
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getting louder. radio talk show host rush limbaugh turned up the temperature of his rhetoric several degrees in a fax news interview last weekend accusing the president of deliberately trying to destroy trying to destroy the u.s. economy. >> i'm really, really worried. we've never seen this kind of radical leadership at such a high level of power in the country. i believe that the economy is under siege, it's being destroyed -- anybody with any economic literacy would not do one thing this administration's done to try to revitalize the private sector. they're destroying it. and i have to think it may be on purpos purpose. this is outrageous what is happening. >> ted dancen appeared on joy behar's show and accused the president's critics of preying on fear. >> those are the people that really piss me off. >> which ones? >> i totally understand people
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are angry and are fearful. i understand people -- church is a huge part of their life. i understand people not wanting their daughters to watch mtv. i understand and have empathy for all those people. this people that come along and make use of those people's fears and insecurities to make money or make a position for them more p palatable. >> you want to name some names? >> rush. the religious right. >> they're extremists and prey on people's fears? >> yeah. the people's fears. you totally understand. i understand that. i understand wanting to go to a mega church because the rest of your life is tough. i understand all of that. but then you come along and organize those people off of their fears and anger and i think that's bad. >> don't miss joy behar
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weeknights 9:00 eastern here on hln. something called the eco car challenge, wait till you hear how much prize money is on the line.
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americans from coast to coast are going to the polls today. this is an off year election. what's at stake? it's been 2 1/2 years since a british girl disappeared just before her fourth birthday. what she might look like today. and the people who run the trains and trolleys in philadelphia are standing around today, so are the people who ride them. why that's a recipe for rush hour nightmare. this is hln "news and views." i'm richelle carey. thanks for your time. let's get started, from new york to california, it's election day again. voters will pick governors, members of congress and big city mayors in today's off-year ballots. it could be an indicator of the
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public mood one year after the election of president obama. one closely watched race is for the governor of virginia. creigh deeds, the one on the left, is trying to become the state's third straight democratic government. president obama carried virginia last year. the republican is bob mcdonnell, he is the favorite in the race. mcdonnell is the former state legislator and virginia attorney general as well. deeds has been a state senator for 18 years. let's talk about new jersey. the governor jon corzine is fighting hard for a second term. the latest polls show the democratic incumbent is running neck and neck with chris christie. there's a wild card in the deck, an independent candidate. his name is chris daggett. he is drawing significant support. president obama has campaigned with corzine as recently as sunday. sarah palin has been an endorsement of christie that was
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used in one of those automated phone calls that went out to prospective voters. dramatic race today may be for a congressional seat up in new york. a third-party conservative candidate, doug hoffman, has a chance to win because the republican nominee abdoesn'tly quit the race last weekend. the gop candidate then endorsed her democratic opponent, bill owens. today's special election will fill a seat that has been in republican hands for decades. a story we're following right now, a possible carjacking in south los angeles. we don't have a lot of details. what we do know, at least four police cruisers have surrounded a car that looks to be badly damaged. a person was reportedly shot in that car. police are said to be in a standoff with the person inside. we don't know the person's condition. the shooting was reported a little after 10:00 a.m. local time. police were send to an "officer
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needs help" call. that's all that was said. trying to get you more information on the situation. you can see the standoff happening right there in the middle of the street in los angeles. german chancellor angela merkel met with president obama in washington and became the first german leader to address a joint meeting of congress since 1957. merkel spoke about global warming, iran's nuclear program and the war in afghanistan. the president praised germany for its help in afghanistan. >> i should just note that germany has been an extraordinarily strong ally on a whole host of international issues. we appreciate the sacrifices of german soldiers in afghanistan and our common work there to bring peace and stability to afghanistan and to create the environment in which the afghan people themselves can provide for their own security. >> merkel's visit comes one week
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after she was sworn in for a second term. a seventh person has been arrested in connection with the homecoming gang rape case in richmond, california. police and a s.w.a.t. team arrested a 21-year-old man this morning. so far, five suspects have been charged in the case. a sixth was released for insufficient evidence. security measures have been put in place in this high school in california where police say a 15-year-old was gang-raped. a 25-year-old pregnant mother in pensacola, florida, is missing. she went to see her unborn baby's father thursday and has not been seen since. he is married and one of his old neighbors said he was in a hurry to move out of his apartment over the weekend. watkins' relatives are desperate. they are distraught. >> i hope she's not hurt. if anybody knows anything or saw her, i just hope they come forward.
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>> pensacola police aren't commenting on possible suspects. but they want to hear from you if you know anything about this case. 850-435-1900 is the number you can reach them through. searchers combing for three college students haven't found a trace of the women. the only lead so far, a friend who got two calls from one of the women sunday night. both calls mentioned water and said they needed help. the woman plays softball for dickinson state university. they're believed to be in a white 19 # 7 jeep cherokee with california plates. charges are expected to be upgraded against a father accused of running over his own daughter. apparently because he thought she was too westernized. the woman died yesterday.
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she had been in the hospital since being run over two weeks ago. family members say almaleki was upset his daughter was living with her boyfriend. during a hearing before his daughter's death, a prosecutor called him a flight risk. >> the defendant tries to hide behind his moral convictions and yet he also fled. so the state has serious concerns that this defendant would attempt to flee if he were to be released and that he does have the resources and others who would be willing to help him as they obviously did. he got as far as england. so he clearly was able to get pretty far away from the jurisdiction in an attempt to escape responsibilities for his actions. >> the boyfriend's mother was also struck by the car. family members say she is in serious but stable condition. the afternoon commute is going to be rough in philly. thousands of transit workers went on strike at the stroke of
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midnight. that shut down the buses, the subway, the trolley service, nearly 1 million people yooudz use public transportation systems every day. talks with the union broke down over pay, pension and work rules. there's no word on when service might resume. in about an hour, attorneys for polygamist church leader warn je warren jefs jeffs are expected to appear before a judge. he is the head of the fundamentalist church of jesus christ of latter day saints. lawyers for the d.c. area sniper mastermind are planning to appeal to the supreme court to spare his life. john allen muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection next
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week. attorneys for muhammad say they plan to file the appeal today. his aycock police is serving life in prison. if you've ever lost your luggage, hope it wasn't in phoenix. more than 1,000 piece of luggage have been found in a home just outside the city. police say the couple that live there stole it all from the sky harbor international airport from passengers there. the couple is now under arrest. if you haven't bought your airline ticket for holiday travel yet, you might want to get on that. why travel experts are advising people to buy their air fare so early this year.
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clark howard serves in the georgia state guard. this weekend you'll see him serving the troops. clark and robin meade teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off.
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>> clark, what is the best way to invest in gold? >> other than turning in your wife's jewelry and stuff like that? >> yeah. first, any of those ads you see on tv from all these people who will buy your jewelry and all that, run away. second, buying gold is tough because when you buy actual gold, you have to pay a commission to buy it. you have to pay a commission to sell it. and then let's say you put real money into gold, let's say you take all your savings and put it into gold. gold is something people want to steal. then you have to pay to lock it up. so then anything i like about buying actual gold -- but there's a trick way to buy it that's easy and cheap if gold is what you want to have. you can buy ownership in gold like you buy a stock. and it's called an etf, an
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exchange traded fund. which sounds complicated but it's not. and you pay a company to buy gold for you. they store it for you in a vault. and then when you choose to sell it, you can sell it right away at whatever market price is. it's really, really easy to do and it saves you a fortune. and you have the same thing owning gold. >> watch this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern. a new video is out showing what madeleine mccann mig have looked like 2 1/2 years after she disappeared. she vanished while on a family vacation in portugal days before her fourth birthday. this shows images of how madeleine might have changed. one shows her as a blonde. the other as a brunette with a tan.
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cash for clunkers may be history but plenty of folks are still buying cars. does that mean the worst is over for the auto industry? . stephanie joins us. what's up, steph? >> reporter: richelle, there are still plenty of questions about how quickly and strongly the auto industry is recovering. but so far, the numbers are positive. we just heard from gm. and october sales rose 4%. gm also gained market share for the third month in a row. and more good news for ford. u.s. sales rose 3% in october from a year ago. analysts expected a decline. ford also says its market share rose for the 12th time in 13 months. overall, analysts predict october sales will top 10 million vehicles on an analyzed basis, up from about 9 million in september.
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sales are not up across the board. chrysler sales fell 30% from a year ago. >> all right. there are still plenty of questions about how quickly and strongly the auto industry is recovering. so far, though, so far, so good? >> reporter: well, i don't know if we can go that far. that turns out to be the $62 billion question since that's how much they owe in bailout money. but a new report says the treasury recovery is likely to unveil its money in bailing out the companies. in the meantime, the gao wants to make sure the treasury is keeping a close eye on the investment in gm and chrysler and is recommending that treasury hire people for that job in particular and put together a formal plan for divesting the government's ownership stake. as always, we'll be watching to see exactly how it all happens.
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>> thanks, steph. tyra banks has always been loud and proud about her figure. but is that changing? "showbiz tonight's" brooke anderson tells us whether she is sending mixed messages.
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is tyra banks a flip-flopper on the issue of weight? she's defended her size in the past. that's kind of changed. "showbiz tonight's" brooke anderson is in hollywood to talk about this. brooke, tyra's recently lost some weight. >> she has. she's dropped a few dress sizes and a lot of us remember a couple of years ago, tyra on her talk show responding to unflattering paparazzi pictures of her in her swimsuit saying, kiss my fat behind, essentially. her message was to embrace your kerves, be proud and flaunt it. but now she's sending a different, yet similar message all at the same time.
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take a look at a clip from her talk show that will be airing. she's talking about her weight and she's basically showing her brand-new shape. >> some past staff from the tie la show and some of my friends, we called it the get fit, get healthy challenge. at first it started off as a game and like trash talking like, you going down, i'm going to get you. it was fun but it turned into a lifestyle for me. i thought it was going to be a private thing that me and me friends were going to be doing. but then the media started taking notice and starting showing before-and-after pictures. i wasn't trying to proclaim to the world, i got fit. i was just getting healthy. >> she's got some moves there.
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she's dropped 30 pounds and is healthier than she ever has been. she assures people, quote, i feel good about my body and my imperfections. now i really can say kiss my fat and still fat behind. and she says she no longer has chronic stomach pain. she says this is just about being healthy. >> and she said she was conflicted. how exactly does she justify her new stance? >> she says it's not about being skinny. she's not emaciated. she's a size 8 and she still has curves. she's talking about being fit and being healthy. i personally think it's a great message because we all need to strive to be as strongly and healthy as we can be because it's the best thing for us long term, not just for our bodies but also for our minds. >> 30 pounds is hard work, too. >> hard work. she's been working on it for about a year.
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so it hasn't been a quick fix which that would be a bad message to send, too. she's done it slowly and in a healthy way, basically started with her food and keeping a record, a food diary. we're going to be talking more about this tonight on "showbiz tonight." plus, your favorite duo, we'll begin with kate's tearful confessions. kate gosselin's brand-new emotional tv tell-all. why she says she still loves jon. what? and what keeps her up and night. plus could jon and kate really get back together. the surprising hints that could mean an unexpected turn in the jon and kate drama. explosive revelations tonight, 11:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. >> she can't take us through all of this just to get back together with him. >> i know, right? >> what? better be apologizing to us. thank you, brooke. the jewel of the persian gulf is getting a rough edge.
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aerosmith is headlining a concert there. steven tyler says he's impressed with his first look at the modern city on the arab iian coast. if you're traveling on the holidays, get online and book the fees before the fares go any higher. major airlines just doubled the surcharge for traveling on the days around thanksgiving and christmas. you could pay an extra $40 round trip. last year travel experts advised waiting until the last minute to get a sale. but this year, they say it's better to buy as soon as possible. johnson & johnson is cutting about 8,000 jobs worldwide. it's doubled the number of people the company laid off in july of last year. it seems like everyone's on facebook and myspace these days,
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even little kids, right? well, that's not always the case. how young is too young to logon to the sites? we'll talk about that next.
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pr new york to california, it's election day again. voters will be picking governors. members of congress, big city mayors in today's off-year balloting. the results could be an indicator of the public mood one year after the election of president obama. one closely watched race is for governor of virginia. creigh deeds, the one on the left, is trying to become the state's third straight democratic governor. president obama did carry virginia last year. the republican, bob mcdonnell, is actually the favorite in this race. the last poll showed him with a double-digit dooed lead. mcdonnell is a former state legislator and virginia attorney general. deeds has been a state senator for 18 years.
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now to new jersey where the governor jon corzine is fighting hard for a second term. the latest polls show the democratic incumbent is running neck and neck with chris christie. there's a wild card in the deck, the independent candidate, chris daggett who's drawing pretty significant support. president obama has campaigned with corzine as recently as sunday. former alaska governor sarah palin has reported an endorsement of christie that went out on those robecalls, the automatic phone calls that went out to prospective rotors. . and a congressional seat up in new york, a third-party conservative candidate doug hoffman has a chance to win because the republican nominee abruptly quit the race last week. today's special election will fill a seat that has been in republican hands for decades. los angeles has a new police
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chief. he's named charlie beck for the job. he's widely viewed as a progressive reformer who's dedicated to fighting gang violence. a seventh person has been i rested in connection with the homecoming gang rape case in richmond, california. police and a s.w.a.t. team arrested a 21-year-old man early this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if he's convicted. so far, five suspects have been charged in the case. a sixth person was released for insufficient evidence. new security measures have been put in place in the california high school where police say a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped. a 25-year-old pregnant mother in pensacola, florida, is missing. she went to see her unborn baby's father thursday and has not been seen since. he is married and one of his old neighbors said he was in a hurry to move out of his apartment over the weekend. relatives of wadkins are
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desperate and distraught. >> i hope she's not hurt. if anybody knows anything or saw her, i hope they come forward. >> pensacola police aren't commenting on possible suspects or persons of interest. they still want to hear from people who know anything about this case. the number to the pensacola police department -- searchers looking for three missing college students haven't found a trace of the women. a friend got two calls from one of the women sunday night. both calls mentioned water and said they needed help. the woman plays softball for dickinson state university. police believe the three friends were out star-gazing. they're believed to be in a white 1997 jeep cherokee with california plates. a man accused of running over his own daughter could soon be facing more serious charges
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because the young iraqi woman is now dead. she died just hours after her father appeared in court in arizona. our affiliate has more. >> reporter: 20-year-old left her husband in iraq, moved in with her boyfriend here and was getting into modeling. it enrarnlged her father who appeared in court today. according to prosecutor, almaleki has now admitted to running his daughter down in a jeep -- after the so-called honor killing, almaleki fled halfway around the world to london before he was caught and prosecutors suspect his family helped him run. >> reporter: as word of noor's death spreads, friends are
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posting memories and notes on her facebook pages. the other woman injured in the parking lot is still recovering in the hospital. but she spoke through her attorney after hearing of noor's death. >> her harfelt sympathy and condolences goes out to noor and the ones that loved her. and the family believes in the american criminal justice system, that it will prevail. >> thanks to our affiliate ktvk for that report. four weeks after a horrific attack in florida, how the teenage victim is doing and what's happening to the boys accused of deliberately setting him on fire.
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if you're pregnant and you're worried about getting swine flu, you may also be worried about getting the swine flu vaccine. public health officials are offering evidence to back them up. >> reporter: in an effort to prove the h1n1 vaccine is safe and effective, the federal government released data this week showing that nearly all the pregnant women who received one 15 microgram dose of the vaccine were protected from the swine flu. the director of the national institute of allergy and infeshs disease says approximately out of 100 women who participated in the h1n1 trial studies, more than 90% showed a robust immune response to a single dose of the h1n1 vaccine. he also notes at this time, there are no reported side effects. health officials also stress
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that unlike the seasonal flu where those most affected were over the age of 65, the h1n1 virus seems to affect younger people, as well as pregnant women. those people are the ones that need protection. since the virus was first diagnosed in this country back in april, 28 pregnant women have died from complications caused by h1n1. for today's health minute, i'm reggie aqui. florida prosecutors will have an extra week and a half to file charges against five teenagers accused of deliberately setting a neighbor on fire. 15-year-old michael brewer has been in the hospital since october 12th with serious burns over 65% of his body. his doctor says he's heavily sedated and breathing through a ventilator but is responsive to people around him. >> you could call it communicating minimally in terms of, he will respond to commands to move an arm or squeeze a hand
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or open on eye or close an eye sort of thing. no meaningful communication, no discussions or anything like that. >> four of the suspects could be charged as adults. the fifth one is 15 years old. he won't face charges unless michael brewer dies. when it comes to hip-hop, hold school is run dmc and l.l. cool j. one new college is offering the nation's first degree in hip-hop. that's one of the stories getting a lot of clicks today at cnn.com. dot-com's reggie aqui is here. >> reporter: drop it like it's hot. when you first hear this, you're surprised but it might be more surprising that we have ant seen this before. mcnally smith college a school of music, has rolled out this curriculum dealing with hip-hop. they started doing it about two months ago.
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the school president says it's very important, this art form, and it's not going away. so he says they study the impact on people's lives in society. he says it's just as legitimate as studying jazz, which schools have done for many years. it's a three semester course. currently 16 students are enrolled. they study rap history, composition and music industry as a whole. the instructors know what they teach. they include hip-hop artists and deejays. i think that's great. >> i think it's great and they could have some of the best guest professors, that's for sure. >> reporter: that's right. imagine how fun that course would be. >> not too many cowboys come from the inner city. but you're telling me there's a 25-acre ranch in queens? >> reporter: who knew, right? it is up against a highway. you have to put that out there.
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but there are 25 acres and there are horses on it. this is a program to help troubled kids. essentially what they're doing is teaching them how to take care of these horses to give them a sense of responsibility, to teach them new skills. and these are kids who otherwise may never have the chance to interact with horses or animals at all. the federation that has put this together, called the federation of black cowboys, their president says these are kids that just see violence in their lives. once they come here -- i should say they come there at night without worry about getting shot. they learn about black cowboy history and i think the important thing about all this is, they can't even get on the horse until they know how to take care of horse, how to clean the horse and clean the horse's mess. >> when i get here, i check on my horse. clean her feet, groom her, brush her down, comb her hair. and maybe sometimes i take her out to eat grass.
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and i'll come from back there and go sit up on the hill with jesse lee and a few other cowboys. they're like my parents away from home. >> that's great. >> reporter: isn't that nice? most of these kids are from the projects in queens or other yargs of the greater new york area. you can check out more on that story by going to cnn.com and clicking on the u.s. section. that is fantastic. thanks, reggie. got an update on a story that you all have been really, really moved by for weeks now. new security measures are in place at that california high school where police say a 15-year-old girl was gang-raped. there's also a new arrest to tell you about. the district has put up automated lights in the area where the attack happened. today it's taking bids for security cameras. the superintendent assured people at a rally yesterday the
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school is safe. church leaders called for 100 volunteers to help. >> we believe that if we can have a presence on campus during the lunch hour, in the classroom, that that would help curb some of the negative behavior. >> what i would say to parents is i have two daughters myself and i would have my daughters going to richmond high. >> a seventh person has now been arrested in connection with this case. five suspects have been charged. a sixth person was released for insufficient evidence. and support is pouring in for the victim. another rally is scheduled for this afternoon and richmond police say people from all around the country are sending donation, even teddy bears because the girl collects them. connecticut is investigating complaints of price gouging and preferential treatment for the flu vaccine. some are shelling out 100 bucks or more for a dose.
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this shot should cost you 50 bucks at the max. connecticut's attorney general says he's written to 13 manufacturers and distributors asking for an explanation. nicholas cage t oscar winner and star of "the national treasure" movies, flat broke? how deep in debt he says he is and who he's blaming.
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i think we only succeeded because we didn't know enough to do it wrong. and i think it's a real love letter to the democratic process. >> that's actor ed norton talking about a new documentary premiering on hbo tonight about president obama's rise to the highest office in the country. two filmmakers followed mr. obama a year before he became a presidential candidate. they shadow him throughout the race and capture the high school and the lows of the process. norton says he had to convince mr. obama's aides continue to let him film once he became a
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candidate. >> the first time we interviewed axelrod, he said, how did this happen? i don't want to be here. i don't think it's a good idea. >> what did you say to him? >> basically, i said to him, listen, we will put everything that we're doing here in a box, in a vault, until this election is over. nothing that we are doing will be exploited. and i think slowly we won him over. >> you can watch it on hbo tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. nick has -- nicholas cage is on the hollywood a-list. how can h be in the poor house? >> reporter: nicholas cage earned $40 million in just one year. so why is he crying poor? cage blames his long-time business manager for allegedly mismanaging his money. a lawsuit filed by cage last
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month against samuel levin claims levin, quote, lined his pockets with several million dollars in business management fees while sending cage down a path toward financial ruin and that cage is now, quote, forced to sell major assets and investments at a significant loss because of levin's incompetence, misrepresentations and recklessness. the actor owes unl sam more than $6 million in back taxes because, he says, levin never filed his taxes. here's what cage claims levin did or didn't do. according to the lawsuit, levin was supposed to provide accurate accounting statements, prepare and file income taxes and analyze the risk of potential investments in exchange for 5% of cage's gross earnings. instead, the actor is accusing levin of, quote, gross mismanagement of his affairs which resulted in significant monetary loss. the 45-year-old cage who won an oscar for his role in "leaving
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las vegas" is suing levin for at least $20 million claiming professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. levin did not return our levin did not return our calls for comment. cage who is married to a former waitress and has a son with her is unloading a handful of his homes across country. this one in las vegas for $10 million. his home in new orleans for about $3.5. and this in rhode island. a 24,000 square foot mansion with ocean views on 26 acres. he already sold castle in germany for $2.5 million. does cage have a case, or should he have kept a closer eye on his own money? >> we're always individually responsible for our own taxes.
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that's an onbligation that can' be held for your accountant. he's responsible. >> reporter: the lawsuit says cage hired levin in 2001 but first learned he was in dire straits after he replaced him in december of 2008. with more than 50 films in the last two decades and half a dozen more slated to be released in the next two years, cage is a tireless actor. good thing it pays the bills. randi kaye, cnn, new york. wow. look at that. boat races are a highlight of the festival bigger than new year's, at least in cambodia. the annual water festival ushers in the beginning of the fishing season. also marks the reversal of the current in the river. what do you do with all the extra halloween candy? a dentist in wisconsin is handing out cash for the candy
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a catholic nun known as passionate for justice becomes the victim of a violent crime. what police are doing to find her killer. an arizona man accused of running down his own daughter with a jeep is back in the u.s. and in jail. why they are prepping murder charges against him. myspace and facebook have an age restrictions. it's not keeping the younger kids out. how old is old enough? we'll share your views. news and views on a tuesday. just break flg the last few minutes. breaking news first of all out of cleveland. a source close to the investigation says at least one more body has been found in the home of a convicted sex offender. that brings the total number of bodies found in anthony sowell's
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home to seven. cleveland's police chief is expected to hold a news conference at 6:00 p.m. eastern to discuss the latest in the investigation. detectives are at the scene now with cadaver dogs. anthony sowell was arrested last week. dozens gathered last night to remember the women found inside his home. we've learn that had a vehicle belonging to a new mexico nun who police say was murdered has been found in arizona. 64-year-old sister marguerite bartz fail tods show up for services on sunday in navajo, new mexico. a colleague found her dead on church property. >> the fbi themselves were just taken aback. that this is one of the most gruesome and difficult criminal investigations one man said in his 20 years of experience. the fbi will not disclose where the vehicle is located. authorities are waiting on autopsy results before they release more details of the killing.
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police say a north carolina father shot and killed his wife and two teenage sons before turning the gone on himself. they were all found last night in their home in fayetteville, about 50 miles southwest of raleigh. people who live in the quiet, upscale neighborhood are in shock. the man was a real estate developer. investigators do note have a motive. at least they have not disclosed one. charges are expected to be upgraded against the father accused of running over his own daughter because he thought she was too westernized. the iraqi woman, just 20 years old, died yesterday. she had been in the hospital since being run over two weeks ago. the dad was upset that the girl, the daughter, was living with her boyfriend and didn't live by traditional muslim values. during a hearing before his daughter's death a prosecutor called him a flight risk. >> this defendant hopped two countries in an attempt to escape. and we believe that his family has given him assistance in his escape. by his own admission this was an intentional act. and the reason was that his
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daughter had brought shame upon him and his family. we can't be naive and ignore that there's a cultural aspect to this and may be people that will support him, including his family. also otherses who share his beliefs. this was an attempt at aen honor killing. >> the boyfriend's mother was also struck by the car and family members say she is in stable condition. serious, but stable condition. the afternoon commute is going to be rough in philly. thousands of transit workers went on strike at the stroke of midnight. just as the world series game was ending. that shuts down bus, subway and trolly service. nearly a million people use the public transportation systems every day. talks with the union broke down over pay, pensions and work rules. new numbers show a slight majority of americans approve of how president obama is handling his job. a new cnn opinion research corporation poll finds 54% of people surveyed give him a thumbs up. they're not happy about how he's
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handling the economic crisis. 46% approve of how the president is handling the economy. most americans disapprove of how he's handling iraq, afghanistan, health care, the deficit and immigration. from new york to california it's election day again. voters are picking governors, members of congress, big city mayors in an off year balloting frenzy. the results could be an indicator of the public mood overall, one year after the election of president obama. one closely watched race is for governor of virginia. creigh deeds trying to become the third straight democratic governor. bob mcdonald is the favorite. the heavy favorite, in fact, in the race. he has a double-digit lead in the latest polling. mcdonald is a former state legislator and virginia attorney general. deeds has been a state senator for 18 years. in new jersey governor corzine is fighting hard for a second term. the latest polling shows him running neck in neck with chris
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christie. there's also a wild card in the deck, the independent chris daggett, who is also drawing significant support. former alaska governor sarah pal palin's recorded an endorsement of christie used in automatic phone calls. upstate new york, not far from the canadian border. a third party conservative candidate has a chance to win because the gop nominee abruptly quit last weekend. she endorsed bill owens unexpectedly. it will fill a seat that's been in republican lands for more than a century. lawyers for the d.c. area sniper mastermind are preparing to appeal. he and his accomplice killed ten people in 2002 during a three-week shooting spree. attorneys for muhammad say they plan to file the appeal today.
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the other man is serving life in prison. a 25-year-old pregnant mother in pensacola, florida, is still missing. she went to see her unborn baby's father on thursday and hasn't been seen since. he's married and one of his old neighbors say he was in a hurry to move out of his apartment over the weekend. the the relatives are desperate and distraught. >> i hope she's not hurt. if anybody knows anything or saw her, i just hope they come forward. >> pensacola police are not commenting on possible suspects or persons of interest. they want help. there's the number to call if you can provide it. 850-435-1900 is the number in pensacola. nearly half of u.s. kids could be on food stamps at some point during their childhood. 90% of african-american kids and 37% of white kids may get food stamps before they turn 20. it says these kids may be at risk for malnutrition and the recession could push those alarming numbers even hired.
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lawmakers want to ban pilots from using laptops in cockpits. remember the northwest airlines pilot that overshot minneapolis by 150 miles last month? the pilot said they were working on laptops when it happened. a bill could be introduced in about a week. other devices to be banned might include dvd players and mp3 players among others. it seems everybody is on facebook or myspace these days. everyone. but is little kids a good idea? how young is too young to log onto the sites and spend significant time on them? we're going to talk about that next.
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a pursuit in the los angeles area has ended. officers shot and wounded the suspect as the car was surrounded by armed police vehicles. earlier police said there was a potential active shooter sitting in that car.
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the carjacking suspect was in a gray hatch back and was seen moving in the car with a gun by his side and blood on the front seat. another car nearby was hit by multiple gunshots. more kids are ignoring age requirements on websites like facebook and myspace. both websites require users to be at least 13. some kids just get around that and pretend to be older. the survey found 38% of kids 12 to 14 have online accounts or profiles. some experts say too much exposure at that young an age could lead to internet addiction and brain damage. others point out there's no solid research to back that up. well, it's your views question today. we would love to know what you think about kids being on social networking sites. how young is too young? steve in vegas, how you doing? >> caller: hi there. >> what do you think? >> caller: i don't see a problem with children being on the internet, as long as they've got
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parental supervision. they should never been on the internet without parental supervision anyway. it's easy for predators to say they're younger than they are to get on the things as it is for the children to say they're older than they are. >> it's better for kids to be face-to-face with each other than looking through a screen, though, right? >> caller: yeah, i think their time on the internet should be limited. i don't see any problem with them having networking on the internet with their friends. >> wanda on the line in virginia. hi, wanda. >> caller: hello. >> what do you think? >> caller: i think -- i have worked with the school system before. i feel like the kids are going to be on there. and we need proactive parents to get on and join them. so if the parents will have myspace account and the parents will have their facebook account, they'll be able to see who their students and their
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kids are communicating with and who their friends are. i've heard parents off and on say my kid isn't on there. i made my kid get off. hogwash. the kids are still on there. they're behind their parntds' backs on there. they will find a way. if you can't beat them, join them so you're kind of watching them and you see who is on there. don't push them into lying to you, because they're on there. believe me. >> give up the password. >> thanks. suzy agrees with wanda saying i hate to break it to the parents.
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you've been commenting on my facebook page. courtney wrote both of my girls have pages. i have all their passwords for everything they have. it's part of our deal, they do chores and keep good grades and they can get online. but i have to have full access to everything they say and do online. as long as you keep a close eye on them, i don't see a problem. thanks, everybody, for weighing in. continue to do so. we love to hear from you on this all day. it's been two and a half years since british toddler m maddie mccann went missing. now new video showing what she might look like now. we'll show it to you just ahead.
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new video out showing what maddie mccann might look like. she vanished while on a family outing in portugal just before her 4th birthday. british police released the video today. it shows images of how madeline
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might have changed. here's one. she's also shown as a blond. this is a brunette with a tan. her father hopes the video will inspire someone who knows what happened to his daughter to come forward. searchers combing north dakota range land for three missing college students and found no trace of the women so far. the only lead for police are a friend who got two calls from one of the women sunday night. both mentioned water and said they need help. the women play softball and said they need help. police believe they were out star gazing. believed to be in a white 1997 jeep cherokee with california plates. now a cause of death for the 4-year-old whose body was found in a dryer. he drowned. sheriff margaret says he knew the 14-year-old boy accused of killing him and voluntarily went to his home. she says the child was probably killed within an hour and then stuffed into a dryer. alex's mother says she's still
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struggling with the fact it happened so close to home. >> i knew my son would not leave the area. my son was here. he would play right here. i knew he was close by. it was tragic to find out that he was just only feet away from us. >> investigators are still interviewing his family. prosecutors are deciding whether to try the teen as an adult. new security measures in place at the high school where a 15-year-old girl was gang raped last month. and a new arrest as well. the district put up automated lights in the area where the attack occurred. it was kind of a dark alley way. the superintendent assured people yesterday at a rally that the school is safe. church leaders called for 100 volunteers to help. >> we believe that if we can have a presence on campus during the lunch hour n the classroom,
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that would curb some of the negative behavior. >> i've got two daughters myself and i would have my daughters going to richmond high. >> police have now made a seventh arrest in connection with the case. more may come soon. the latest suspect, a 21-year-old man was arrested this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if convicted. support is pouring in for the victim. another rally is scheduled for this afternoon. people from around the country are sending donations and teddy bears because the girl collects them. a government report says the u.s. ranks 30th in the world in infant mortality, mainly because of premature births. one in eight babies in the u.s. is born premature. compared to 1 in 18 in ireland and finland. some of the reasons for the births include poor access to prenatal care, obesity, smoking. on the bright side they found survival rates of premature infants are as good or better than those of most european countries.
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one dose of the h1n1 vaccine can protect almost all pregnant women from the flu. federal health officials hope that announcement will be r reassurance to mothers. trials also confirm kids 9 and younger will need two doses. clark howard shares in the georgia national guard. this weekend you'll see him serving the troops. clark and robin meade of hln's morning express team up to help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. >> clark, what is the best way to invest in gold? >> other than turning in your wife's jewelry and stuff like that? >> first, any of those ads you see on tv from all these people who buy your jewelry and all that. run away. second, buying gold is tough.
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when you buy actual gold you have to pay a commission to buy it. you have to pay a commission to sell it. let's say you put real money into gold. let's say you take all your savings and put it into gold. gold is something people want to steal. so then you got to pay to lock it up. so then anything i like about buying actual gold. but there's a trick way to buy it that's easy and cheap if gold is what you want to have. you can buy owner ship in gold, like you buy a stock. and it's called and etf. and exchange traded fund, which sounds complicated but it's not. and you pay a company to buy gold for you. they store it for you in a vault. and then when you choose to sell it, you can sell it right away at whatever market price is. it's really, really easy to do. and it saves you a fortune.
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you have the same thing owning gold. >> don't miss operation clark smart this weekend. 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln. the major airlines have doubled the surcharge for traveling on the busy days around thanksgiving and christmas. they want to make as much as they can on the days people are dying to make up for the empty seats other days. last year it was good to wait until the last minute to get a sale. this year probably better to buy as soon as possible. >> you've seen commercials that offer a free credit report. the government says it's no so free after all. the trade commission created its own spoof of the ads. warning everybody about companies that promise a credit report for free. the fdc says you'll just be lured into a monthly fee. but government already requires all three major credit bureaus to give you a free report once a year to get it. you go to the address annual
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credit report dot-com. checking your report more than every few months is not needed. one expert calls it y8
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breaking news in the case of the women's bodies found in a cleveland sex offender's house. a seventh body has turned up, and detectives are continuing to work there with cadaver dogs. initially police found six bodies. one in a shallow grave in the backyard. all scattered from a roof crawl space all the way to the basement. they may have been there for years. the suspect, anthony sowell, was arrested last week. dozens gathered last night to remember the women found dead inside the home. investigators say it could be weeks before the bodies are all identified. the police chief is expected to hold a news conference in two and a half hours. 6:00 eastern time. to discuss the latest in this
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investigation. the cluster of brush fires is threatening homes in eastern l.a. suburb. this is diamond bar. we have pictures of the fire going on right now. this is parallel to and south of the san bernardino freeway. 150 firefighters are on the scene. water dropping helicopters are there. no injuries and no evacuations so far. crews got reports about an hour ago of eight separate fires along the freeway. they have requested a lot of assistance, including two giant aircraft known as super scoopers. so the battle continues on another wildfire. an suv belonging to a new mexico nun who was murdered has been found in arizona. star marguerite bartz file
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failed to show up at sunday services. a colleague went to check on her and found her dead on church property. the fbi will not say where the vehicle we found. authorities are still waiting on autopsy before releasing more details on the killing. police say a north carolina father shot and killed his wife and two teenage sons before turning the gun on himself. they were found last night in their home about 50 miles southwest of raleigh, in fayetteville. people are in shock. they say the man was a real estate developer. investigators do not yet have a motive. a seventh person arrested in connection with a homecoming gang rape case. police arrested the 21-year-old man this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if convicted. five suspects have been charged in the case so far. a sixth was released for insufficient evidence.
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charges expected to be upgraded against the father accused of running over an his own daughter. the iraqi woman, just 20 years old, died yesterday. she has been in the hospital since being run over two weeks ago. the father was upset that her daughter was living with her boyfriend and didn't live by traditional muslim values. an honor killing, or attempted killing as it were. a prosecutor used the phrase and called him a flight risk. >> this defendant hopped two countries in an attempt to escape. we believe his family has given him assistance in his escape. by his own admission this was an an intentional act because his daughter brought shame on him and his family. we can't benaive and ignore the cultural aspect. and people will support him, including his family and people who share his beliefs.
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>> the boyfriend's mother was struck by the car. she's in serious but stable condition. in north dakota searchers are looking for three missing college students. they found no trace of the women. both calls mentioned water. they're believed to be in a jeep cherokee with california plates. voters are picking governors, memberses of congress, big city mayors in off-year ball loeting. it could be an indicator of the public mood one year after the election of president obama. one closely watched race for governor of virginia. creigh deeds is trying to become the third straight governor. bob mcdonald is the clear favorite. he has a double-digit lead in the latest polling. mcdonald is a former state
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legislator and attorney general deeds has been a senator in richmond for 18 years. governor jon corzine is fighting for his life. fighting for a second term. the incumbent is neck and neck with former u.s. attorney chris christie. also a wild card, independent chris daggett who is drawing significant support. sarah palin reported an endorsement of christie used in automated phone calls. the most dramatic race may be in upstate new york. rural new york. a third party conservative candidate, doug hoffman has a chance to win because the republican nominee abruptly quick the race last weekend. the gop candidate endorsed bill owens. today's special election will fill a seat that's been in republican hands for a century.
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>> and we're getting a lot of submissions from i-reporters. it's one of several contests that could have national implications. we were sent this from virginia beach, where he reports he hasn't soon a huge turnout yet. >> people across virginia are going out to vote for who they want to be the next governor. it's not just a governor that people are voting for here in virginia. it's also, you can vote for lieutenant governor and several city and area councilmen. this is where you vote. it was early this morning. there are -- nothing like the election of last year where you had record turnout.
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>> what's the hot race where you are? have you already voted? what's your experience? you seeing long lines? send your stories, experience, videos and reports. ireport.com. look for the upload now link. the government accountability office reports millions, perhaps billions of dollars paid to military contractors has vanished. it's gone to waste. one example, the government spent 43 million dollars providing free food to employees who collected per diem payments to cover the cost of meals. they are investigating potential abuses by contractors in iraq and afghanistan. discovering the companies involved have no reason to answer questions about their operatio operation. >> no one. >> why? >> we're operating under a memorandum of understanding directed by congress. and it's a good faith effort. you're asking me who is the single belly button to push to
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force compliance. >> if a contractor doesn't provide this information, why the hell should they get paid? >> the u.s. has nearly 200,000 troops deployed in both countries. there are at least that many u.s. government contractors, private contractors working there. we say at least because the government isn't sure about the number. four weeks after a horrific attack in florida, how the teenage victim is doing. what's happening to the boys accused of deliberately setting him on fire.
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los angeles has a new police chief. he's named deputy chief charlie beck for the job.
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he's a 33-year veteran of the l.a.p.d. a 25-year-old pregnant mom in pensacola, florida, is missing. she went to see her newborn baby's father on thursday and habit been seen since. his married and one of his old neighbors says he was in a hurry to move out of his apartment. watkins' relatives are desperate and distraught. >> i hope she's not nowhere hurt. if anybody knows anything or saw her, i just hope they come forward. pensacola police aren't commented on possible suspects of persons of interest. but there's a number to call and help them if you know anything. there it is. 850-435-1900. florida prosecutors will have an extra week and a half to file charges against five teens accused of deliberately setting a neighbor boy on father. 15-year-old michael brewer has been in the hospital with serious burns over 65% of his body. he's heavily sedated and only
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breathes through a ventilator, but he is responsive to the people around him. >> you could call it communicating minimally in terms of he will respond to commands to move an arm or squeeze a hand sort of thing. no meaningful communication. no discussions or anything like that. >> four of the suspects could be charged as adults in the case. the 5th is 13. he won't face adult charges unless michael brewer dies. we have a cause of death for the 4-year-old boy whose body was found in a dryer at a neighbor's house in california. investigators say he drowned. he knew the 14-year-old boy accused of killing him and voluntarily went to his home. the child was probably killed within an hour and then stuffed into a clothes dryer. it appears the teen suspect acted alone but they're also interviewing his family. prosecutors have still deciding whether to try the teen as an adult.
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county is investigating complaints of price gouging and preferential treatment for the seasonal flu vaccine. his office has received complaints that some people have to shell out $100 or more for a dose that should be $7. normally it costs between $15 l 15 and $50 but can be less. he has written to 13 manufacturers and distributors asking for an explanation. the u.s. ranks 30th in the world in infant mortality because of premature births. one in eight babies born in the u.s. is born premature compared to 1 in 18 in ireland and finland. experts say the reasons for the premature births include poor access to prenatal care, obesity. smoking and fertility treatmentses.
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why experts are advising people to buy airfare so early this year. and we'll check back on brush fires threatingen homes in california.
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back to brush fires. this is still the noon hour in pacific time. this is one of the helicopters looking over the scene of a brush fire that is threatening homes in the eastern l.a. suburb of diamond bar. there is -- they're dropping their water retardant on fire. this is along the 60 freeway, we think, immediately east of diamond bar, which is south of pamona in an area called diamond bar. this is burning through a lot of dry timber and brush. they're working eight separate fires along state route 60. several are all together blocked. so far no reports of injuries nobody has been evacuated to our knowledge. apparently according to unconfirmed reports officials think this is deliberately set. it is a case of arson. the biggest concern right now is
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what's called the diamond ranch area. 150 firefighters are working this. authorities have also requested two of the giant water dropping aircraft called super scoopers. they're also assaulting this by helicopter as well. german chancellor addressed congress today, a few days shy of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. she pushed for a deal to combat global warming saying we have to time to lose. earlier she met with president barack obama at the white house. today's was the first by a german chancellor to congress in more than 50 years. if you ever lost your luggage, hope it wasn't in phoenix. fortune a thousand pieces of luggage have been found in one home. the couple that live there stole it all from sky harbor international from passengers there. the pair is now under arrest. would you pay a tax on your text messages? well, it's one of the things people in california are voting for today. voters will decide on expanding the utility tax to include text
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messages, private phone networks pagers and voice over internet services. the city filed for bankruptcy last year. dozens of california cities are using similar measures to raise money. cash for clunkers may be history, but a lot of folks are still buying cars. does that mean the worst is over for the auto industry? stephanie elam joins us live from krn cnnmoney.com. >> still questions of how quickly and strongly the auto industry is recovering. so far the numbers are positive. general motors says october sales rose 5 pk. the first year-over-year sales gain in 21 months. gm also gained market share for the third year in a row. and more good news for ford on the heels of yesterday. surprisingly strong profit report. u.s. sales rose 3% in october from a year ago. they predict they will top $10
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million on an basis. that will be up from $9 million in september. although slightly lower than a year ago. sales are not up across the board. chrysler sales fell 30% from a year ago, chuck. >> that beat estimates, i think, right? >> yeah, bad but not as bad as expecte expected. >> could a turn around at those companies mean we'll get our money back? >> therein lies the $62 billion question since that's how much they owe in bailout money. but the treasury department is unlikely to recover the full investment in chrysler or gm. not to say taxpayers won't get anything. especially if gm issued new stock, as is expected some time next year. in the meantime they want the treasury to keep a close eye on the investment at gm and chrysler. they're recommending treasury hire people for the job and put together a formal plan for the ownership stake. we're not talking ford in the case because they did not take
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any bailout money. >> a lot of people buy fords because of that, too. >> that's true. >> thank you so much, stephanie. appreciate it. all the business news up to the minute at cnnmoney.com. check it out. cnnmoney.com. check it out. cnn investors had brokers rattled today. disappointing quarterlys dragged down the dow today. it's down about 27.5 points with ten minutes to go, well under 10,000. almost a million people are having to find a new way around philadelphia today. the transit union went on strike last night after the world series. that means to subways, buses, trolleys in the city. transit officials said their offer was competitive. the airlines are loading out another round of surcharges just in time for holiday travel. now you can pony up an extra $40
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on top of the base fare. they want to make as much as they can on the days people are flying to make up for empty seats on other days. the travel industry says last year it was good to wait till the last minute, but this year, just the reverse. buy as soon as you can, they say. nearly half of u.s.'s kids could be on food stamps sometime during their childhood. 90% of african-american kids and 37% of white kids may get food stamps by the age of 20. the recession could push those alarming numbers even higher. the study appears in the magazine of pediatrics medicine. you'll recall last month the pilots of a northwest airlines plane overshot minneapolis by 150 miles, saying they were on their laptops when it occurred. the chairman of the senate aviation subcommittee said a bill could be introduced in about a week. other devices like dvd players and mp3 players would also be included. talk about a sweet deal.
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now that you and your kids have gotten your fill, what should you do with all that extra halloween candy? a dentist in wisconsin handing out cash for candy while doing something sweet for the troops overseas.
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investigators find more horrors at the home of a rape suspect in cleveland. what they've uncovered today. a year after putting president obama in the white house, american voters are back at the polls. find out what's at stake in today's off-year election. plus, myspace and facebook have an age restriction, but it's apparently not keeping lots of younger kids out. we'll share your views. hi, i'm richelle carey. thanks as always for your time. more discoveries at the home of a rape suspect. a source close to the investigation confirms to cnn that at least one more body has been found. our affiliate wews was reporting
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as many as four additional bodies, meaning there may be as many as ten corpses in all at the home of anthony sowell. ten. he remains in jail on a rape charge which is not related to the bodies found at his house. police are still searching his home as well as a vacant house across the street and a boarded-up school a block away. again, as many as as possibly ten bodies found in his home. also there is a news conference. police are planning for 6:00 p.m., and we will be keeping an eye on that for you. now the breaking news coming out of southern california. a series of brush fires is threatening homes in the eastern los angeles suburb of diamond bar. crews are working five to eight separate fires burning near state route 60. several lanes of eastbound 60 are blocked because of this. so far there are no injuries or evacuations. fire officials say that, though, could change at any moment. these are live pictures coming from our affiliate knbc.
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the biggest concern is the diamond ranch area. there are suspicions this could be arson. you can see people standing around, clearly hoping for the best. about 150 firefighters are working the fire, and authorities have also requested two giant water dropping aircraft known as super scoopers . in the firefighters' favor, the winds are very light, so hopefully they can keep this thing from spreading. we have learned that an suv belonging to a nun has been found in arizona. sister margaret failed to appear at church. they found her dead on church property. >> the fbi themselves were just taken aback that this was one of the most gruesome and difficult
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criminal investigations, one man said, in his 20 years of experience. >> the fbi will not say where the vehicle was found. authorities are waiting on autopsy results before they release more details on this killing. police say north carolina father shot and killed his wife and his two teenage sons before turning the gun on himself. they were found last night in their home in fayetteville. that's about 50 miles southwest of raleigh. people who live in this quiet, upscale neighborhood, they are in shock. they said the man was a real estate developer and that they were friendly, they were active in their church. investigators say they don't have a motive yet. from new york to california, it is election day again. voters will pick governors, members of congress and big city mayors in today's off-year balloting. the results could be an indicator of the public mood one year after the election of president obama. one closely watched race is for governor of virginia, creigh deeds, the person on your left.
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he's trying to become the state's third straight democratic governor. the lepp can is bob mcdonnell. he's actually the favorite in the race. the polls show him with a double-digit lead. he is a former state legislator and virginia attorney general. in new jersey, gov jon corzine is fighting really hard to be reelected. he's running neck and neck with his republican challanger, chris christie. there is a wild card in this deck. the independent candidate, krig daggett. he's getting a pretty decent amount of support. corzine is recently a sending. the most dramatic race today may be for the congressional seat in new york. a third-party conservative
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candidate doug hoffman has a chance to win because the republican nominee abruptly quit the race last weekend. this gop candidate endorsed her democratic opponent, bill owens. a special election will fill the seat. a new poll has just been released on voter attitude and motivation this election day. let's go to deputy and political director paul stein hauser with this. hot off the presses, we love polls. what is the highlight of this poll, paul? >> national poll survey, you're talking about the 2009 elections, i'm looking ahead to 2010. as you know, next year you can have all of the house. you can have a third of the senate up for grabs as well, so this mid-term elections for congress, democrats are going to try to keep control in both houses. we asked if the election were held today in your district and you had a choice between a generic democrat or republican, who would you vote for? you can see right there, half of americans say democrats. just slightly behind the
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republicans. it's kind of within the sampling era, so it's really close, michelle. >> which block of voters seems particularly motivated this time around? >> you are so right about turnout. last year the democrats were motivated and the democrats did great in the congressional elections. looking ahead to next year, we asked are you going to be enthusiastic and energetic about voting in the elections? you can see by a slight margin, more republicans say they're more enthusiastic about voting next year than democrats. >> is president obama a factor? >> oh, yeah. he will be a factor. next year's races will be about the candidates and these races spent the same time. it's about barack obama. we asked, would you lean more towards voting for a candidate who supports barack obama or opposes him? you can see right there more people say they would vote for the candidate who supports president obama than opposes him, michelle. >> there is going to be a lot of
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people elbowing to be on his coattails again. >> the democrats for sure. health care has been a pretty hot topic for americans, but have health issues changed for black men in america? one expert says it's at a crisis level. we'll look at that coming up in a special "what matters."
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it's been a year since the historic election of president barack obama. all week in our "what matters" partnership with essence magazine, we're taking a closer look at life for black men since president obama was elected. has their lives changed since the president became black? we sat down with an african-american community and asked that question. today meet marcus murray, executive director of project brotherhood, an organization that addresses health and social issues facing black men in
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chicago. >> i believe life has changed a little bit in the sense that black men get a little bit more respect when they're looked at on the street, but in terms of any -- covering any disparritid, whether it's health or something, i don't think anything has changed. >> what about life expectancy? has that gap narrowed at all? >> i don't think the gap has narrowed at all. when i think of health, you have to think of different factors like the social factor, the economic factor, the spiritual factor as well as the physical factor. these things haven't narrowed at all just from barack obama becoming the president. >> are any of those that you see at a crisis level? >> i think black men in general, i think we're in a crisis. i think it will take, you know, a collective -- like a
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collective resource of everybody in this country to help elevate black men and get us back to being human beings and treated like human beings. >> when you look at barack obama, with the exception of the smoking that we're not absolutely certain that he's completely given up, but besides that, we know that he exercises, we know that the obama family in general seems to try to put forth a healthy image, that they exercise, they try to eat healthy. do you think that that's something that other black families can try to connect with? do you think that that can make any type of difference? >> yes, i think that's essential, because people just learn from learned behavior. if we see the president eating healthy and exercising, it's definitely going to influence black men from all over this country to eat healthier, to exercise, but we still have to look at the full picture. sometimes in our community, we don't have fresh fruits and vegetables.
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there might be so much violence, we don't feel safe or comfortable exercising. so we have to address those issues as well to become healthy young men. >> marcus also says that women play a key role in encouraging not just black men but all men to take their health seriously and see a doctor regularly. black men in the age of president obama continues tomorrow when we take a look at black men in sports with tom williams, the first black head football coach at yale university and only the second in the ivy league. for more on what matters check out the november issue of essence magazine or click onto cnn.com/whatmatters. kids are ignoring those age requirements on myspace and facebook. there's a requirement, you have to be at least 13 to get on those sites. kids will pretend they're older and just sign up. 38% of kids between 12 and 14 have those on-line profiles.
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i bet parents don't know about it. too much exposure at such a young age can lead to computer daxz, even brain damage. however, there is no solid research to actually back that up. what do you think about kids being on social networking sites like myspace and facebook? i got a phone call. chelsea is calling us from oklahoma. chelsea, what do you think? are you a parent? >> yes, i am. >> what do you think, do you have rules about this with your kids? >> caller: yes, i have a 13-year-old who has a myspace account, but i have the password. so i get to go in, i check her chat logs, i read her mail, and i found out stuff i wouldn't have known if i hadn't had that tool to use as a parent. so it's a tool for me. >> has she ever gone right up against the line when you have thought about cancelling that account on her? >> caller: oh, i don't cancel it, i change her password for a
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month. it's a foregone restriction. >> chelsea, thank you for sharing your phone call and some of your tricks. sara says this: i agree with the proper monitoring, kids should be able to access these social sites. it does seem like there are a lot of stories how it enables family and friends to remain closer. i think it boils down to good parenting of the children. there are some adults who shouldn't be on these sites. how about we monitor them? it's the new television for kids. i agree with young children doing fun activities on line, but not social networks like facebook or myspace. that's for teenagers that may be impossible tore parents to monitor every time, so parents need to talk to them about being safe on line before they sign up. let's get back to the phones. kevin is calling us from idaho. kevin, what's your take on this? >> caller: my take on this is we should have a facebook, jr. for
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people 16 and under and then your standard facebook for people 16 and above. and that way, you know, these kids have a way to network with each other, sometimes kids move away, they can't keep in touch, and then you would absolutely have a one-time if any adult tries to create a facebook, jr. account, they will be absolutely banned forever from ever using facebook again. >> i do like where you're going with that because then you say thad be with their peers. that's what i was thinking is that would kind of let the adults that were up to no good, you would let them know immediately where the young people were so you have to work out the kinks there. but i like your thinking. >> denise says, some of my children ages 10e and 14 have facebook accounts. it is a good way for them to keep in contact with their friends.
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>> got a lot of feedback on this. appreciate this. thanks for all your e-mails and calls and texts. you can comment on you are web site as well. all right, we're going to be back to check in on these brush fires threatening homes in diamond bar, california. some amazing pictures there for you.
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i want to get back to this breaking news that we're keeping an eye on for you. this is happening in southern california. live pictures for you from our affiliate kebc. a series of brush fires is threatening homes in the eastern los angeles suburb of diamond bar. crews are working five to eight separate fires burning near state route 60. we're going to get an update now from los angeles county fire
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inspect or frederick stours. first of all, is that information correct? five to eight separate fires dwrur wo you're working? >> there were multiple starts. we don't know exactly how many there were. at this time, the fire is at about 50 acres. it covers about a four-mile stretch along the 60 freeway, and you are correct, it's about 25 miles outside of downtown l.a. where these fires have originated. our crews have worked very hard, along with the air operations to get a quick handle on this fire. and we can't say that it's contained -- excuse me -- can't say that it's contained at this time, but they are getting a good handle on it. >> are you looking at any evacuations right now?
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>> no. at this time we haven't been given any word of any evacuations. again, those are being looked at as necessary. contingency plans are being put in place if we need to do evacuations. >> are you thinking after arson with this? >> no, we're not thinking arson. investigators will have to get in and see exactly how it started. these fires are burning alongside the freeway through a long stretch. there is so many precipitating factors that could cause this that we're not just tunnelling in on arson fire. >> best of lung keepick keeping thing under control. we appreciate it. >> thank you. stocks spent most of the day in the red, but did they end that way? stephanie elam is at the business desk in new york with the wrap-up on the trading day and news of a brand-new gadget.
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hey, steph. >> hey, richelle. stocks struggled despite a pair of major announcements. they recovered most of their losses to nmix. it announced it would buy berkshire stock. this would be the largest acquisition in berkshire's history. and tool giant stanley works is buying rival black & decker for $4.5 billion. the dow industrial falling 17 points. nasdaq and the s&p 500 both on the up side fracturely for the day. a company called peak just released what it calls the first world twitter device. the twitterpeek is being sold exclusively on amazon.com. there is a $7 charge.
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it allows you to tweet, charge, tweet. i don't know if you need that if you have a phone, but if you don't have a phone, that might be really cool. >> thank you, stephanie. more to come on hln.
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several breaking stories we are following right now. first to these live pictures. this is southern california. there's been an outbreak of brush fires. i spoke with the los angeles county fire inspector a few moments ago. he told me the fires are burning, about 50 acres of them in a four-mile stretch mostly along state route 60. several lanes of eastbound 60 are blocked because of this. so far no one has been hurt, no buildings have been damaged. the biggest concern is the diamond ranch area. so far there are no injuries, no evacuations, but fire officials say that clearly could change at any minute. as you can tell when you look at
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these fires, this is a ridge of suburban neighborhoods 25 miles east of downtown los angeles. also breaking news from cleveland. more discoveries at the home of a rape suspect. the source close to this investigation confirms to cnn at least one more body has been found. our affiliate wews was reporting as many as four additional bodies have been found, meaning there may be ten corpses in all at the home of anthony sowell. he is still in jail on a rape charge that is not at all related to the bodies found at his house. police are still searching his home, as well as a vacant house across the street and a boarded-up school a block away. again, possibly ten bodies, and there's going to be a press conference in a little while. a seventh person has been arrested in connection with the homecoming gang rape case in richmond, california. police and a swat team arrested a 21-year-old man early this morning on charges that could lead to life in prison if he is convicted. so far five suspects have been
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charged in the case. a sixth person was released for insufficient evidence. new security measures have been put in place at this high school in california where police say a 15-year-old girl was gang raped. searchers combing north dakota rangeland for three missing college students have found nothing, no trace of these women. the only lead for police so far is from a friend who got calls from these women sunday night. both calls mentioned water and they said they needed help. the three women played softball for dickinson university. police believe the women were out star gazing. they are in a jeep cherokee with california plates. a nun who police say was murdered has been found in arizona. she did not show up for services monday in new mexico. a colleague went to find her and found her dead on church
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property. >> the fbi themselves was taken aback that this is one of the most gruesome and difficult criminal investigations, one man said, in his 20 years of experience. >> the fbi won't say where the vehicle was found. authorities are waiting on autopsy results before they release any more details on this killing. a judge has ordered some documents be excluded and others redacted in polygamist raymond's trial. they argue the trial judge improperly seated a trial juror in the jeffs case. jeffs was convicted of two counts of felony rape in his role and a follower to her 19-year-old cousin. he is the head of the fundamental list church of latter-day saints.
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a young iraqi woman is dead. she appeared just hours after he appeared in court in arizona. our affiliate has more. >> 20-year-old noor malecki left her husband in iraq, moved in with her boyfriend here and was getting into modelling. it enraged her father, who appeared in court. malecki admitted to running her friend and daughter over with his jeep. >> he says the reason is his daughter brought shame to his family. >> malecki fled halfway around the world to london before he was caught, and the prosecution suspects his family helped him run. >> we believe his family has given him assistance in his escape. >> as woord of noor's death spreads, friends are pasting memories and notes on her facebook and myspace pages.
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meanwhile, the other woman hurt in the attack, a family friend, is still recovering in the hospital. but she spoke through her attorney after hearing of noor's death. >> her heart and sympathies go out to noor and the ones that loved her, and the cull low family believes that the justice system will prevail. >> they moved here from iraq in the mid-1990s. thank you for that report. andrea merkel is in washington. she met with president obama and became the first german leader to address a joint leader of congress since 1957. merkel spoke about global warming, iran's nuclear program and the war in afghanistan. she praises preside-- president germany for their help in afghanistan. >> we appreciate the sacrifices
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of german soldiers in afghanistan and our common work there to bring peace and stability to afghanistan and to create the environment in which the afghan people themselves can provide for their own security. >> merkel's visit comes one week after she was sworn in for a speced term. a government report says the u.s. ranks 30th in the world for infant mortality, mainly because of premature births. one in eight babies in the u.s. is born premature. some of the reasons is lack of prenatal care and fertility treatments. they also found the survival rates of premature babies is better than most. this girl disappeared just before her fourth birthday. digital imaging shows us what
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madeleine mccann might look like today.
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a chase in the los angeles area, it ended after officers shot and wounded the driver as the car is sunrrounded by armed police vehicles. the suspect was in a gray hatchback which police believe was a stolen vehicle. after the chase, police say the suspect shot at them and they returned fire. the man had to be taken to the hospital. he had several gunshot wounds. we don't know how he's doing right now. look at that. from new york to california, it's election day again. voters will pick governors, members of congress and big-city mayors. this is an off-year election. the results, though, could be afternoon indicator of the public mood one year after the
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elections of president obama. one race said a localipeople ar paying a lot of attention to is virginia. crede, on the left, is trying to become the state's republican governor. the last poll showed mcdonnell with a double-digit lead. mcdonnell is a former state legislator and virginia attorney general. deeds has been a state senator for 18 years. corzine trying real hard to get a second term. there is a wild card in this race. the independent candidate, chris daggett, is getting pretty decent support. former alaska governor sarah palin, she has recorded an endorsement of christie that was
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used in some robo kaulsz thcall went out to prospective voters. the mayor incumbent, michael bloomberg, is trying for a third temperature after lifting a two-term limit. in atlanta, if the front runner, mary norwood wins, she will be the third white mayor. and houston could electricity its first openly gay mayor. annise parker has a close race against competitors. when it comes to hip-hop, old school is l.l. cool jay, you know. new school might be just that, school, as one nation is
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offering its first degree in hip-hop. nicole lappin is here to drop some knowledge. >> hip-hop usually attracts people from studying, richelle, but people are actually going to school now to study hip-hop. this is a course at mcnally college and they study the history of hip-hop. professors there liken it to the study of jazz. it's a three-semester course, 16 students. they are studying rap history composition, they are studying the music industry for hip-hop. one student says he dropped out, richelle, from his community college but then this program lured him back to academia, if you will, and he hopes to become a drummer. >> i just love this idea so much. kids, you're not going there to
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learn how to rap. there is so much more to it than that. maybe it will get some students interested who had given up on school just like the one you had talked about. >> yeah, there we go. >> i like this next story, too. a ranch in the middle of queens. this is a great story, too. >> it's really helping out a lot of folks, richelle. these are kids that, according to them, would have otherwise been caught up in shootings and robberies, and now they're learning about the old west. it's changing their lives. the stables are run by the federation of black cowboys and it opposites along a highway. but kids say it helps them stay away from the life of drug deals and gang activity. most are from housing projects in and around the brooklyn area, in and around kwooenz. they come here at night without worrying about getting shot.
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so this is where kids are learning that black cowboy history, and they can't actually ride these horses, richelle, until they learn how to groom them and they have to shovel their you-know-what. >> i clean her feet, groom her, brush her down, comb her hair, and maybe sometimes i take her up to eat grass and then i'll come from back there and go st t on a hill with jesse lee, on a day like today. the inner city sanctuary is one of the places getting the most clicks right now. this afternoon the commute is going to be really rough in phil
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philly. thousands of transit workers went on strike yesterday. more than a million people use public transit system every day. talks broke down over union. lawmakers want to abandon pilots from using laptop computers in the cockpits. the pilot overshot the airport by 150 miles. the sergeant said they were on their laptops when it happened. mp 3 players could be included as well. you better lost your luggage. you better hope it wasn't in phoenix. just in a house outside the history. the couple who lived there,
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they've been arrested. firefighters are on the scene with several brush fires in los angeles county. we'll bring you the latest.
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time to check in with mike. some days are tough with the stories we have to do, and we know it affects our viewers because we reach out to them, and today is one of those days when people are affected by the stories we have to talk about. >> i know you've been updating everyone on this story. at the home of a convicted rapist, anthony sowell will now have a seventh body found, we believe, and some reporting there could be as many as ten bodies. we'll get all of that. this is in the cleveland area. this is a guy convicted of a brutal rape in 1989, spent 15 years in jail reportedly. a month after being released from prison, gets on a web site and begins searching for another victim. so we'll get to all that and catch your update. call in with your thoughts. 1-877-tell-hln is the phone
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number. another story, the gang rape in california. well, we have a seventh arrest now. we're going to talk about the investigation. are kids coming forward? are the students who may have seen something coming forward to give that information? seventh arrest on that one. we'll take your calls. your thoughts, your theories on it. 1-877-tell-hln is the phone number. and this topic as well, we have a nine-year-old killed in missouri and the accused is a 15-year-old girl. and as we look into this story, we're finding on some social networking sites that she described some of her hobbies as killing and cutting. we wonder, was this planned? we're talking about a 15-year-old girl here. richelle said it. this is the kind of day where you just stop and wonder, what is going on in our world? >> i knew something was wrong, because when you're sitting here, usually we sometimes chat, and you were just sitting here. i asked what you were wrong, and i know these were getting to you and they're getting to the viewers, too. they are. >> so call in.
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your thoughts on how we got to this place. there's probably a few more that we don't even have time to do. the number, cnn.com/primenews o text us. coming your way about ten minutes from now. >> thank you, mike. we'll continue with this breaking news from southern california brushfires look at this really close to it people's homes. fire officials told me these fires are burning, about 50 acres and a four-mile stretch mostly along state route 60 in eastern los angeles county. firefighters appear to be getting an upper hand, containing the fire. so far, no one's been hurt. local affiliate reports at least one home, though, has been damaged. the fire is in a region of suburban neighborhoods 25 miles east of downtown los angeles. a new video is out showing what british toddler mead lynn mccann might look like. she vanished on a family vacation in 2007, days before
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her fourth birthday. these show images how she might have changed, one as a blond and another as a brunette with a tan. he hopes it will inspire someone who knows what happened to his daughter to come forward. aerosmith is headlining a concert in abu dabi. the bad boy rocker says they have no intention of toning down their act for the middle eastern audience. boat races are a highlight at the festival bigger than new year's, in cambodia. look at this, talking about the annual water festival that ushers in the start of the fishing season and marks the reversal of the current in the river. fireworks are part of the three-day festival. pretty pictures there. talk about a sweet deal, what do you do now that you have fill of candy, at least the kids. all this extra halloween candy? a dentist in wisconsin has a fantastic idea.
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